Direct democracy means direct responsibility
Playing at being a major power when you are a small country does not turn out well.
The politics of the extreme, the politics of the ends of the spectrum and the politics of shrill tones are proving increasingly appealing.
Isolationism cannot be an option. There is no rational alternative to cooperation with Europe.
There are various groups in Switzerland who believe we are strong enough alone. That is quite simply irresponsible.
Our path to security is achieved through the security of others.
Let’s be honest - we moan and complain a lot. Millions of people would trade places with us.
“It is not enough to speak, but to speak true.”
The quotations of the Federal Councillors come from their 1 August speeches in 2015